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Elodie Claire Marie Camprasse currently works at the Centre for Integrative Ecology, Deakin University. Elodie does research in Marine Biology and Ecology. She recently finished her PhD on 'individual specialisations in seabirds' and is applying for grants to work on projects with topics ranging from wildlife rehabilitation and rescue to the role of spider crabs in their ecosystems.
Substantial variation in foraging strategies can exist within populations, even those typically regarded as generalists. Specializations arise from the consistent exploitation of a narrow behavioral, spatial or dietary niche over time, which may reduce intraspecific competition and influence adaptability to environmental change. However, few studie...
Foraging is a behaviour that can be influenced by multiple factors and is highly plastic. Recent studies have shown consistency in individual foraging behaviour has serious ecological and evolutionary implications within species and populations. Such information is crucial to understand how species select habitats, and how such selection might allo...
Individual specialisations have been suggested to improve foraging efficiency by optimising individual capacity (physiological and behavioural) and reducing intra-specific competition in exploiting prey resources. In this study we investigated the inter- and intra-individual variation in behaviour in an opportunistic forager, the Gentoo penguin (Py...
Similarity or dissimilarity between 2 individuals that have formed a pair to breed can occur in morphology, behaviour and diet. Such patterns influence partners’ cooperation when rearing their offspring, consequently influencing reproductive success. They may confer different benefits, depending on species and contexts. However, the extent to which...
Individual foraging consistency is commonly seen in wild populations, even in species considered generalists and allows individuals to forage more efficiently. It may, therefore, have important consequences on ecological processes, for individuals and populations. Within seabirds, data on timescales over which consistency is maintained is lacking,...
Individual specialisations, which involve the repetition of specific behaviours or dietary choices over time, have been suggested to benefit animals by avoiding competition with conspecifics and increasing individual foraging efficiency. Among seabirds, resident and benthic species are thought to be good models to study inter-individual variation a...